How to locate your iPad if you lose it or it is stolen

Before the Apple IOS 4.2 update, it was necessary to become a subscriber of MobileMe to find your iPhone, iTouch or iPad. Unfortunately, you had to shell out $99 annually to benefit from this service. Once you update your devices to IOS 4.2 or higher, you can use the Find My iPhone app for free.

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Power on your iPad.

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Tap "Settings" and "Mail, Contacts, Calendars."

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Tap "Add Account."

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Select "MobileMe" and enter your iTunes Apple ID and password. Alternatively, if you have a MobileMe account, you can enter those specific credentials as well.

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Click "Next" and "Agree" to Apple's Terms of Service.

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Select "OK" to allow MobileMe to use the location of your iPad. This is necessary to allow MobileMe to find your iPad if it is lost or stolen.

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Tap "Save."

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Browse to Me.com and login with your Apple ID. You can now view the location of your iPad.